We have moved past the traditional July 31st trading deadline and now must focus on August "waiver" trades. As we see moves that appear likely, we will address players that may have advanced opportunity. We have bullpen changes in Seattle and Houston and Detroit may not be far behind. Of course this week's pending suspensions due to performance enhancing drugs will certainly impact not only the pennant races but fantasy races as well. While I hope nobody has been counting on a return of Alex Rodriguez, potential losses of players like Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta will/would be huge.
A new week and eight new players for your review. We have four pitchers, including former All-Star Tim Lincecum who inexplicably lost his way in the season's first half. Our featured reliever seemed to be banished to setup for life, but K'Rod is again the man! Our four hitters include a white hot veteran and our sleeper pick of the week.
The first two weeks of the MLB season has already brought about a great number of surprises. Aside from the injuries to Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian Wilson and Michael Pineda we’ve been disappointed by superstars such as Jose Bautista, Tim Lincecum and even Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t have a HR yet. So, let’s take a look at some players who are likely available on your leagues waiver wire and see who would be the best fit to help your struggling players.